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, angela merkel, arrived at the white house on friday at a time of unprecedented german power. >> i don't -- this is a very important issue. it will be very important for us to bring the negotiations, very quickly to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relati
operations. yesterday, president obama hosted german chancellor angela merkel at the white house there they discussed the crisis. >> we're united in our determination to impose costs on russia for actions. as they move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world these russianbacked groups are not peaceful protesters. they're heavily armed militants who are receiving support from russia. >> our guest is a fellow at the george washington university institute for public diplomacy and global communication. always good to get your perspective. punishing russia, is it going to be financial? is it the president at some point, do you see any indication he's going to be willing to go farther than just financial sanction, waver that may be? >> well, there are limited tools here. putin habs the strongest cards to play in this particular crisis. what happens in ukraine is far more important to russia and to europe than it is, you know, to the united states. the president has been able to inflick some costs on putin. the markets have inflicted some costs on russia. obvious
. earlier today, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel held a joint press conference at the white house. the two leaders discussed sanctions against russia over the situation in ukraine and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there
of that was on display today at the white house. where president obama and german chancellor angela merkel endeavored to present a united front, punishment if russia does not disengage. >> if it continues to destabilize, eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election we will move quickly on additional steps. including further sanctions that will impose greater cost but that's a choice facing the russian leadership. gwen: some of the fallout is affecting how americans view their second term president. in the latest "wall street journal"/nbc news poll, nearly half of those surveyed say that the u.s. should be less active in world affairs. and approval of the president's handling of foreign policy has dropped to its lowest point ever. so what did the white house do this week to speak to that? alexis? >> so the president and the administration started the week by talking about another round of tough sanctions. most of the sanctions that started the week that the administration announced were aimed at the circle right around vladimir putin. president putin of russia. it was aimed at about
that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable contradiction between our security and safety in our privacy. the one thing i have tried to share with chancellor
angela merkel. more from libby casey in washington. >> president obama and chancellor merkel stood side by side in the rose garden and spoke with one voice threatening broader sanctions against russia if it continues to foment violence in ukraine. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and the destabilizations continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanction he. >> translator: i agree with the american president that they are not an end in itself, but combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it is a very necessary second component to show that we're serious, serious about our principles. >> what form sanctions would take is still in question. president obama has pressed european leaders to press sectors. >> energy flows from russia to europe, those continued even in the midst of the cold war. at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you are going to turn off the tap on all the russian oil or natural gas exports i think is unrealistic. >> reporter: president obama said
. german chancellor merkel in dc for me. adverts none in an nsa spying. a report on the agenda between the two world leaders. the us become a nation of pill popping children will look at the issue of over medicating our kids later the cap. fans i can to begin with breaking news this evening in on the site in south western ukraine has been killed in a large fire connected with the brass band. the numbers can vary the local police tell the associated press that more than thirty people are dead after local trade union house without a place to be getting the midst of a standoff between ukrainian government supporters and antique and activists. today was marked by violence between those and get protesters in ukrainian military in fact at least three ukrainian troops and two antique its fighters were killed after the government launched a military assault on the eastern city of swansea ask which is held by anti government protesters our team player reports. it was on the street is that the ukrainian army is preparing another vaughan's come tonight to find eight it has people shared in atomic
you also very much and i've got to go to lunch with angola merkel. thank you. [applause] thank you guys. >> in the beginning of the war when we were pressed into it you are afraid of holding the gun that then when you enter the first battle and we fought and i shot somebody and killed somebody it does something to you so it's very difficult. as time went on it became easy. it became normalized. this is what happens. you normalize the situation so you can lift the weight is if you don't you actually died. defense secretary chuck hagel today spoke about the nato alliance its history and its relevance to the russia ukraine conflict. it's 40 minute talk is followed by a panel discussion on ukraine with former russian german and polish officials. >> in 1997 my daughter hillary and i have for hillary in my own family, then it presents senior majoring in politics pics nato as her thesis topic. she called her mom then in my third term in congress to get my assessment. so i had to really think about it. nato expansion have been agreed upon and in 1994 brussels declaration and there was real
minds -- compromise. bob cusack, thank you for the update. angela merkel talks about u.s. relations with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essent
is not yet but it's going to happen maybe. merkel did not disown him even though she didn't just say the words finance and unnecessary. and up and there was a real strong this very strong language from a previous president from the german chancellor. there is firm about them a twenty fifteen is even as a presidential election and in ukraine's you feel as though the west is finally going to get when you put into them budge. well i don't know but on the other hand it looks like the sanctions so hardworking. the russian economy which wasn't strong to begin with going into this offensive has been downgraded by the imf and a couple of other agencies the economic sanctions may be the most potent weapon that barack obama can wield it. merkel is a smart woman when it comes to the economy so she is she's backing that i think that probably means that to bring the rest of europe along behind and of course the united us in europe is exactly the things let me who doesn't want. i think is probably hoping in this offensive display america off from the europeans in terms of the response to the crisi
against pro- russian separatists as president obama and german chancellor merkel vowed further action against moscow if it continued to escalate the crisis. plus, a three-part look at africa: outrage in nigeria over the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school, a look at efforts to halt widespread killing in south sudan and we travel to senegal where young boys pursuing an education are forced by their teachers to beg on the street. >> they sleep on cement or dirt floors, dozens to a room. and for boys who don't make their daily quote, the punishment can be brutal. >> woodruff: and it's friday. mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the government of ukraine la
obama was joined by german chancellor angela merkel at the white house and warned that russia will pay a greater cost if it doesn't help de-escalate this crisis. more from our white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck? >> reporter: lester, a new warning from president obama to russian president putin today if he's caught meddling in the ukrainian election on may 25th. >> in short, they are making a weak russian economy even weaker. moreover, if russia continues on its current course, we have a range of tools at our disposal including sanctions that would target sectors of the russian economy. >> reporter: now, chancellor merkel and president talked about those tools today and here's what they agreed to. that beyond targeting individuals, they're going to have the new sanctions aimed at russian banking, weapons production, and energy. germany relies on russian energy, but merkel agreed to this to include it as long as her country's inevitable economic pain is shared with other countries. now, today's little meeting with president and merkel didn't go so well, apparently. the president
and chancellor merkel stood side by side in the rose garden and spoke with one voice threatening broader sanctions for russia if it continues to foment unrest in ukraine. >> if we see in fact the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more severe sanctions. >> translator: i agree with the american president. that they are not an end in itself but combined with the offer that we want diplomatic solutions, it is a very necessary second components to show that we are serious, sceers abou --serious about our altern. >> energy flows from russia to europe, those continue to even in the midst of the cold war. at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you're going to turn off the tap on all russian oil or natural gas exports, i think is unrealistic. >> reporter: president obama said instead sanction he could hit the arms sector, or line of trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in two years. germany's leaders are still angry over revelation of nsa eavesdropping on merkel
-span, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. they held a press conference. then the united nations security council held a meeting on russian intervention in the ukraine. afterwards, more from the german chancellor as she discussed the future of u.s. relations with her country. obamar today, president and german chancellor held a joint press conference. this discussed additional -- and they discuss a set -- they discuss additional sanctions. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determ
projects all german businesses to purge the halter on sanctions against russia and chancellor merkel most probably delivered that message to washington and you're still present obama said about that the question energy and possible sanctions. looking a whole range of issues. energy flows from russia to europe those continued even them in the midst of the cold war at the height of the cold. so the idea that you're going to turn off the tap. on hold russian oil or natural gas exports. i think it is un realistic present obama showed support for kids crack down on the protesting the east of ukraine. he called the team's move to restore order to enable merkel which it was as if they did not talk about it she just said she too would like to see elections carried out an inmate at the present obama again we heard nothing but praise for the government in kiev at one point keeps me to say that they duly elected government in kiev and apparently skipping the fact the ukraine selected president was overthrown and the ukrainians have not yet had the chance to elect their government. again u s presiden
intense since the crisis began. at the white house, president obama and german chancellor merkel, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst thousands,. >>> and the economy is gaining steam. the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in six years. the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. today the ukrainian army launched a preemptive attack on the eastern part of the country. those forces however armed with rocket launchers aimed an shooting down two helicopter pilots. when prowrg prowrgs pro-russian. >> purports to show what the residents are slovyansk and the pro-russian procrastinates who made the eastern city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large scale antiterrorist operation. the apparent objective for now not to overrun the city but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >>> i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle then i will fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my lands. >>> sophisticated surface to air missiles,
upseid 2012. obama and german chancellor ingle marker -- eagle merkel met today. he stressed togetherness when it comes to sanctions against russia. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. we are reunited on that front. leaders pointed to the ukraine elections as the next trigger point in determining whether stations were be expanded. says --hase the projection reflects a continued challenging environment and lower client activity levels. those are the top headlines at this hour. >> i want to get insight on today's jobs report. joining me now is >> from our studios in new york, this is "charlie rose." is bricklin dwyer. and janet elkin. great to have you here. let's start with you. from the jobsaway report? >> it is a mixed blessing. --saw a pop and play roles payrolls. generally that is a good thing. looking at the details, in the u.s. we had multiple payrolls. multiple jobs numbers. some numbers were less supportive of a stark rebound. >> what kind of details? the number of pe
angela merkel talks about squeezing more sanctions on russia. >> jeb, if you need some advice, give me a call. >> increasingly it seems that republican donors may be inclined to and the pop culture lead, do you think this gives you a respectability that you didn't have before? >> absolutely not. >> joel mchale has something to make fun of, us, the host of "the soup" and the star of "the community" drops by "the lead" ahead of the white house correspondents' dinner. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the world lead. death in ukraine. 31 people died at a trade union building while the cause is not perfectly clear, odessa is currently being torn apart by rioting and clashes between ukrainian royalists and pro-russia activists with thousands positioned near the eastern border. but right here in the u.s., president obama and german chancellor angela merkel meeting at the white house today emerging with some tough talk about their willingness to squeeze sectors of the russian economy. also today, russia called an emergency meeting of the united nations security meeti
threats? plus president obama and germany fell chancellor angulo merkel met at the white house today. will tighter -- german chancellor angela helmet at the white house today. will tighter sanctions actually change the situation in ukraine? we will be talking about that, next. ♪ its focus is shifting to cyber security, examining financial firms' preparedness for cyber threats. they are looking at how secure they really are. joining me, the former white house cyber security commissioner tom kellerman. what is the sec's biggest fear? what is going on? >> the lack of reporting in the marketplace. more firms are being breached. significant resources in material risk. >> financial firms? >> broker's houses, major publicly traded companies. >> how is it we do not hear about that? >> off and they are not aware they have been breached until they are notified that their accounts are being sold and bartered in the shadow economy. >> it is terrifying because you think of your financial data being out there. it really means we are all being vulnerable in a certain way. who is responsible, wou
. president obama and german chancellor angela merkel discussing russian sanctions today at the white house. our john harwood is there. you know, you can say one thing, john. it does seem miss merkel and president obama did put past their differences on the nsa spying. they were aligned. >> reporter: they are not together on nsa spying and made that plain and ukraine is the issue as angela merkel said. that dominated their meeting, and that situation is getting worse, not better. two helicopters, ukrainians helicopters shot down by pro-russian militants there. you had 38 people killed in odessa in a fire. you had other skirmishes with four people losing their lives. you have ukrainian forces trying to eject some of those pro-russian militants from some of the positions they have taken up in eastern ukraine and merkel and the president at the white house said if russia doesn't stop interfering in ukrainians' internal affairs in advance of the may 25th elections they will consider more serious sanctions than they have so far. >> russian leadership must know that if it continues to destabilize
. 2014] live next to the u.s. chamber of commerce in washington with german chancellor angela merkel focusing on u.s.-german relations and the importance of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. which is getting attention on capitol hill. a survey released by pew research showing 53% of americans regard a trade agreement as a good thing. been at theor has white house meeting with president obama on a number of issues. in particular on sanctions against russia over the intervention in ukraine. the ap saying that the president says violence escalating in eastern ukraine is making it obvious to the world that pro-russian militants are not peaceful protesters. he voiced his support for the ukrainian government on the day of its first major offensive aimed at driving out the insurgents occupying government buildings across the east of ukraine. we will hear from the german chancellor in just a bit. she will be introduced i thomas dunne eu, the president and ceo of the chamber of commerce. we bring you a conversation on sanctions and their effectiveness on foreign policy. the
on a devastating landslide and in afghanistan. both he and german chancellor angela merkel have tough questions on whether they can reach an agreement on stronger sakes against russia and whether they can bridge the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on ukraine both leaders seemed amenable to the possibility of further sanctions that take direct aim at key sectors of the russian economy. sanction that is could potentially damage a sluggish european economy as well. president obama said it all depends on how deeply russia interferes with ukraine in the lead-up to its elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> for her part chancellor merkel told the associated press -- the assembled press that, "the post-war order has been put into question by the actions of russia and vl
the president and chancellor merkel, the dow is down, interestingly exxon mobil in the energy sector new 52-week high today. that does it for us here. have a great weekend. "power lunch" begins right now. >>> those are very nice chapeau over there. that is as big a number as we've seen in years, better there are some questions for the market and for the nation. the participation rate fell. we'll break apart the good and bad from this employment report. >>> a violent corner is turned in ukraine. the ukrainian army surrounding a russian-controlled town before attacking. these are the images pro-russians fighting back with anti-aircraft weapons downing at least one helicopter. there are cabots today on both sides. >>> plus a new report from financial advisers. >>> hi, ty. we start this hour with jobs in the usa. the market we actually may be muted for a couple reasons. low participation, and the new violence in ukraine and the real threat of war. the s&p 500 is still positive. nasdaq is positive by about a tenth of a percent, and the russell 2000 is positive as well. the ten-year note, the yield is
. president obama is with anglica merkel. two american reporters did not bring it up even though it is a hot subject with jay carney from various networks and reporters{about it. someone who is talking about is tommy vitore, a former national security for president the president acknowledged that the e-mail and question should have come out a long time ago. >> why did it take a judge to get the ben rh odese-mail. >> i think every person would have released it earlier. what we said privately is what we said publicly because that is what we thought occurred. >> it is interesting, because democrats think it is old news and shouldn't be more investigations. house democratic leader nancy pelosi said they were not contacted by speaker boehner and no word on whether they will participate in the hearings or not when it is formed. nancy pelosi thinks it is investigated too much and the congress and white house should be focused on the economy and other issues. >> ed, what do house republicans hope to achieve with the new select committee. >> reporter: no doubt they want to get political gain ahead o
at the white house, the arrival of german chancellor angela merkel and the focus will be the crisis in ukraine. >> ukraine launched the strongest attack on pro-russian militias and russian forces reported with surface to air missiles. >> the effort to remove donald sterling from the nba is under way. a committee voted unanimously to expedite the process. >> residents forced to evacuate after a street collapsing in baltimore city are told it may be a month beforen they are allowed to return. >> oh, my god! [ screaming ] >>> breaking news, german chancellor angela merkel is at the white house for a high stakes meeting with president obama. one focus russia's tightening grip against ukraine. in the last hour the president declared the u.s. and germany united and sent another stern warning to moscow. >> we are united in our determination to impose costs on russia for its actions as ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters but heavily armed militants receiving significant support from russia. >
conference between president obama and german chancellor angela merkel who arrived in town today. the two have been meeting for about four hours. among the topics said to be on the table, the nsa and also the german response to the crisis in ukraine. our libby casey is there right now. libby set the stage for us. are expectations for this meeting between these two leaders high? >> well, del, i wouldn't say they are high, but it is a pivotal moment and an essential time when these two leaders want to show unity. they have different agendas, but when they come out here, expect to see them try to speak with one voice. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> merkel and obama will say publicly will be we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last yea
that and they will follow. and that's right come in. -- and that's where i come in. angela merkel is an washington, d.c. to speak with president obama. they are coming out now to make a statement in the rose garden. let's listen in. there is going to be focus on vladimir putin and the situation in ukraine. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. th
merkel will be meeting with president obama. it was opposed to start 20 minutes ago. it has been delayed a bit. once the house comes in for the pro forma session, no legislative business expected. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. he clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 2, 2014, i hereby appoint steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, christ church, washington, d.c. >> let us pray. god of all nations, you called all people to live lives of righteousness and justice. bless those who gather in this place, to those who lead here, grant the patienc
what the white house says between merkel and rest of europe on how tough to be against vladimir putin. there's talk the incremental sanctions have not been working and the other issues, the confusion and disagreements over intelligence and eavesdropping that still have yet to be resolved. kristen? >> reporter: right, a lot to talk about today, andrea, but certainly the key issue we'll be talking about is ukraine and sanctions that you mentioned. president obama and the white house have been pushing european allies to enact stiffer sanctions, sanctions on the various sectors of russia's economy, the mining sector and believes that would have a bigger bite than sanctions implemented so far which largely target individuals. russia has been hesitant to move forward with stiffer sanctions because they are far more dependent on russia for things like oil than the united states is. so that is where the divide comes in. president obama has said he doesn't want to move forward without his european allies because he wants to present a united front to russia. the u.s. calculation being that that
a joint news conference with the president and german chancellor angela merkel. the president may talk about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "
now. that is angela merkel and the president of the united states. we're going to take a break and be right back. take a new look at news. >>> hello and welcome back to al jazeera america. we are watching washington at this hour, because all this morning german chancellor angela merkel has been meeting with president obama. there are two topics that are expected to emerge when the two leaders hold a news crisis in the next few minutes. one being the crisis in ukraine. much of it's a exports come from russia. and the eavesdropping on angela merkel's phone. libby casey joins us by phone right now. and libby, you have been tracking the developments that have been taking place. this is not going to be as smooth sailing as many hoped. >> reporter: good morning, del, as i talked to the german reporters, and we're talking about political scientists and scroll lars as well. they say that angela merkel is a very polite leader. don't expect her to throw our fireworks live. but they said she will be speaking intense words behind closed doors to president obama over concerns not just about
in washington. today angela merkel is making her first visit to the white house since the nsa scandal broke. libby casey has more. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancell chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> they will say publicly we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last year. >> we work very closely with russia, we are to some extent even dependant on russian gas, so we're hesitant to put more pressure on russia. >> reporter: since the start of the ukraine crisis, chancellor merkel has spoken more than any other word leader with president putin. >> she right now is the link of communication with putin. in that respect, being here in washington the day after she just talked to putin, it's very symbolic. >> reporter: the german leading is known for taking small steps. >
's the question. will be royal visit to memphis get more popular media coverage that angela merkel's trip to the white house? my answer is yes of course it will. the royals will be all over the celebrity pages, all over local news, all over the tabloids. angela merkel will hard to get a mention. much of america will know this -- won't even though she's here. why is this? first off celebrity is news these days. celebrities sell products. they sell magazines and boost tv ratings. that is the fact. there is also the appeal of royalty even in america. i would say especially in america. all king george may have been kicked out but the next king george who happens to be prince william's son is the endless fascination here. is it social class? pomp and circumstance? because kerri is the world's most eligible bachelor? he is. having broken up with his girlfriend of two years, pour angela merkel, she can't compete with that. she may run europe's most powerful economy and the telling of president how he runs his foreign policy but she is toast when it comes to media coverage. you can make a case th
conference with president obama and chancellor angela merkelle. that is scheduled to be in about 30 minutes, and we will have that for you life and the topic should be the tougher sanctions of russia and the eu role there. >>> and meanwhile, there was a major offensive launched today to take back one of ten cities in eastern ukraine that had been seized by russian militants. and gun fire and explosions could be heard. you are seeing that now. and the government said that the militants shot down two of the helicopters killing two of the crew. the militants say that one of the men was killed. and in a response, spokesman for vladimir putin said that all hopes of a government settlement had been destroyed because of this. and this is all unfolding. we are joined by white house correspondent pete alexander, and also the correspondent to the white house for special affairs peter hollis. and peter, let me start with you, in getting the european i union to agree to stronger sanctions in rush sharks and is that what president obama is going to be pushing for the meetings with angela merkel today?
evaporates. hundreds of troops are already in the region. this hour, president obama and angela merkel are due to speak at the white house in the white house rose garden to bring those comments to you live. april jobs report making news. figures show more than 280,000 jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate has dropped four points. to 6.3%. >> that is a big, big drop. much bigger than expected and there were revisions over the last few months, so more jobs added than expected, so we're joined by an economist and alison kosik. there's a lot going on with these numbers. a rot of it if good, but not all of it perfect. >> right, no doubt about it. the 288,000 job adixs for april, that's good. it shows that the job growth is really taking on, that there is momentum in the economy, but then there are a couple of dark clouds in this report. even after the winter thaw is happening. for one, you look at the unemployment rate. 6.3% falling from 6.7%. you think, gosh, that sounds great, but the problem is the reason it fell is not good. it's because the labor participation rate has f
in china more than the u.s. and what really happened with george clooney. >> angela merkel is in washington for urgent talks with president obama. with eachalking other. the german chancellor and american president speak about an aggressive russia. we will bring it to you live at noon. >> welcome to "market makers." i'm stephanie ruhle. erik schatzker is out. i'm joined by the well manicured matt miller. cure ifd to get a mani you were going to be on set with me. >> it is friday. jobs day. the headline number is the best it has been in more than two years. payrolls rose by 288,000 in april, far more than estimated. unemployment dropped to its lowest level since before the collapse of lehman brothers. but there is a lot beyond the headlines. i want to bring in michael mckee. you are the man who delivers the real deal. walk us through it. the headlines look great but the market is not excited. >> no champagne. the headline number is good but the details are not as good. that is why we are seeing markets back off from their initial excitement. a a tale of te -- it is tale of two surveys. we a
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house today. the two leaders are expected to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. ther
merkel at the rose garden. let me bring in jason furman of the council of economic adviser s. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> better than expected for sure, but are you satisfied? >> well, we are never satisfied, until we get the unemployment rate to the point where everybody who wants a job can find one. but we are making progress toward tas goal as you said. we try not to look month to month, because things are bouncing around, but over the past year, we have been adding 200,000 jobs per month which is steady, and that is consistent with the unemployment rate to fall by more than one point per year, and there is strengthening of the numbers. >> and you know what the pushback is, you can push it back with the 4.5% gdp growth, and how do you get to the next leve level? >> well, we are getting there. the unemployment rate has come down a point in the last year, and that is as fast as we have lowered it in recovering from the recession. the great recession was a deep hole, and taking a while to get out of it, but we certainly want to get out of it faster. if we invest in the
later on. >>> we have breaking news, the president any moment now and german chancellor angela merkel to make a statement. john, it is not happening in a vacuum. russia's call for a u.n. security council meeting and word that unrest is moving to odessa, the third largest city there. >> reporter: yeah. events are in the moving in a good direction in the eastern ukraine and i think the president and the chancellor are going to address those and see how best they can maintain a united front and deep disagreements on the pace and depth of sanctions advisable at this point. you've also got the favorable jobs report i would expect the president to talk about that but not to disagree entirely with what we heard from rick santelli and the pace of growth is still not fast enough and unemployment is not down enough for the satisfaction of anybody and i'd expect the president to address all of that in the fairly brief news conference that we'll have after two of them make opening statements. >> when that happens, john, we'll come right back to you. john harwood in the rose garden on this friday
chancellor merkel will meet to talk about the situation in ukraine and expected to discuss a dispute over united states intelligence-gathering the first visit after reports revealed that the n.s.a. intercepted phone calls involving merkel and other german officials. >>> in south korea a subway train plowed into another train stopped at a station in seoul. a city official says that 170 people come -- complained about pain with 32 taken to the hospital. no word on the cause. passengers ignored an announcement telling them to stay in place. >> security scrutiny happening today at san jose international airport after the stow away prepare. >>> bring back our girls, a social media push to find hundreds kidnapped girl and the bay area help now taking part. >> a look outside at the new eastern span of the bay bridge with the sunshine and traffic and weather next. it gives you options based on your budget -- it's a piece of cake. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at progressive.com. >> check out the beautiful picture from mount tamalpais, and the fog is back as we look to the tower
in the comments in a telephone conversation with german chancellor of the merkel. meanwhile the russian foreign ministry urged ukraine got to use armed forces in the southeastern region saying that it would lead to a catastrophe. the statement came after kiev decided to retake administration buildings occupied by activists on friday using its armed forces. the ministry urged ukraine not to make criminal mistakes but using forces against ukraine's people. for more on the reactions from russia we're now joined by correspondence. i know are done you must go on sunday can you tell this one is the response from the russian government. the latest gunfire slow dance. i have been no response yet from the russian government on this latest incident in the house. what else but said the russian government has set in the past repeatedly that using the event that you keep the ukrainian government decides to use force against its own people we would be a crime and as we know from what delete as we know is that the interim defense minister often crave ice in the bark of confirmed that a helicopter was shot he
's council of economic advisers joins me to go through the jobs numbers. angela merkel and president obama looking like asked friends these days. how they will seek to present a united front against vladimir putin as merkel visits the white house. stay "in the loop." ♪ our top turn back to story, the april jobs report coming in strong. the chairman of the u.s. council of economic advisers is joining us to share the obama's administration response to those numbers. mohamed el-erian also staying with me. jason, how much of this bounce in april is a bounce back from the winter weather in the first quarter? >> we did see strong months in february and march in the jobs report as well. it bounces around a bit from month-to-month. i think it is the trend over the long term i focus on. athave been adding jobs about 200,000 private sector jobs per month the last year. that is a strong and steady pace of growth. we would like to see that continuing. doesn't make it harder for the democrats to push for a minimum wage hike and to reinstate employment benefits? >> i don't think it makes it harder. by
. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone. the major issues? >> got to do something. >> the long road to recovery. millions returning home, surveying the damage left behind by those devastating tornados. >> backlash being felt after brunai en acts sharia code, it has some boycotting a hotel chain. i am stephanie sy. >> this morning, ukrainian forces trying to take back several eastern cities controlled by the pro-russian separatists. >> kiev launched military operations in the city of slovyansk. >> officials saying separatists shot down two army helicopters, killing one pilot and injure others. >> in donetsk where pro-russian separatists have taken control of the city's main train system. >> it began at about 4:30 a.m. outside slovyansk when units of the ukrainian army and to have launched the next phase in what kiev has described as an antiterrorist operation which has been in play in one form or another for several weeks now with units of the army
. then there is the geopolitics, adam. you were going to mention president obama and chancellor merkel. he will indeed be meeting with chancellor merkel around 11:30. think of merkel, putin as the equivalent of blair and bush. we will see what they have to say. >> and this is a levin 40 this morning, a joint press conference. 11:40 this is at morning. this is nonfarm payroll, here is zero, here is bad, there is the crisis, there is the 200,000 number, and what we desire are these spikes above 200,000, this effervescence, and we are sort of there, that is the hope and prayer. we are getting there. there is a picture of what we will see at 8:30 this morning, bill gross and the glass will be bloombergthat time on radio. here is scarlet fu. >> we need to start with ukraine because forces are on the opens of. they're trying to take back the eastern city from pro-russian militants. they're basically a nori warnings -- and they are basically ignoring warnings from vladimir putin. within back your troops your country. and about that statement. i mean, come on. >> while our troops are amassed along the border. >> why is
speak. all of this is happening as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel are set to hold a high-stakes meeting at the white house. and merkel may be key in finding a peace solution. she is one of the few people that many say has the ear of russian president vladimir putin. for more on this, this high-stakes meeting let's get to senior washington correspondent joe johns at the white house this morning. good morning, joe. >> president obama meets with german chancellor angela merkel at a critical time as both countries are trying to put more pressure on russian president vladimir putin to de-escalate tensions in ukraine. once again, the obama administration finds itself walking a foreign policy tightrope. no doubt they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
ukraine sends armored vehicles and artillery to retake buildings. angela merkel and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? day.re protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the
and ukraine. the german chancellor, angela merkel called vladimir putin to urge him not to interfere. she's also reportedly asked for the russian president's help to secure the release of the osc members being held by rebels. americale is set to discuss the crisis further when she meets with president obama in washington later. >>> in poland, they seem to be taking an economic hit. data shows manufacturing expansion slowed to its lowest level since last summer in april. and german bund yields dip to their lowest level in years. joining us with his thought, and james butterfield is still with us. >> i think the prime minister of ukraine is right. this is a dangerous period indeed. ukraine is scheduled to have a presidential election on the 25th of may. and it looks to me as though president putin is trying to do everything he can to disrupt that in the east of the country. and to keep the situation unstable. >> unstable but not out of control? >> well, out of the control of the kiev government. >> yes. >> it's interesting they've launched this -- >> russia doesn't want a civil war, though,
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